Cambodia and China Reassert Strategic Ties

The Khmer Times, 5 December 2017 Amid mounting international pressure by the US and its allies, the Cambodian government has opted for deepening its strategic ties with China with the hope to resist potential diplomatic and economic sanctions. China, generally perceived as the main source of regime legitimisation for the ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP), … Continue reading Cambodia and China Reassert Strategic Ties

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Now is the time to build an innovative Cambodia

The Khmer Times, 28 November 2017 Putting gloomy political environment aside, Cambodia is embarking on a journey to develop its development vision with the aim to transform Cambodia to become a middle-income country by 2030 and a high-income country by 2050. The national budget for 2018, which was adopted by the National Assembly this month, … Continue reading Now is the time to build an innovative Cambodia

Cambodia’s Political Outlook at a Glance

The Khmer Times, 24 November 2017 Political uncertainty is on the rise after the dissolution of the main opposition party, the Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP). International pressures and threats to impose sanctions on Cambodia are mounting. The Cambodian economy will be hit, at least in a short term, if the US and the European … Continue reading Cambodia’s Political Outlook at a Glance

The East Asia Summit: What the Key Issues Are

The Khmer Times,14 November 2017 The 12th East Asia Summit, the leaders-led forum, will take place today in the Philippines, with the participation of 18 heads of state and government from the Asia-Pacific region. US President Donald Trump and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang will be attending the summit. The summit will focus on a wide … Continue reading The East Asia Summit: What the Key Issues Are

Vietnam to Host APEC Summit Amid Challenges

The Khmer Times, November 6, 2017 The world economic order is under stress due to widening inequality, climate change, disruptive technology, rising protectionism, transactional politics and populist politics. However, regional economic integration is thriving amid slow global growth. More attention and investment is needed to accelerate governance reform for an inclusive, resilient and sustainable society. … Continue reading Vietnam to Host APEC Summit Amid Challenges

Cambodia and Singapore strengthen their ties

The Khme Times, 25 October 2017 Early last week, Singapore’s Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan made an introductory official visit to Cambodia to further enhance comprehensive bilateral ties, especially in trade, investment, tourism, human resources development, culture, air connectivity, labour and healthcare. Mr Balakrishnan was received in a royal audience by His Majesty Norodom Sihamoni and … Continue reading Cambodia and Singapore strengthen their ties